These tasted great, but I would agree with other reviews - DO NOT POKE THE CREAM PUFFS! I read the reviews and saw that but thought, "Surely they included it in the recipe for a reason." My beautiful puffy puffs deflated immediately when I poked them and never recovered. Other than that, the recipe is great. I used the chocolate-orange cream and everyone LOVED it!
Amazing! I served with strawberries. i think this would be the perfect dessert to serve for company b/c u can make the puffs ahead.
Note to Stellamaris: the cooking directions are in the recipe for "Classic Cream Puffs". Just click there.
These are beautiful and easier than you'd think. My first batch came out flat -- I felt that poking it with the wooden stick deflated it. The second batch I did not poke and they came out the appropriate shape. It also helps if you put the dough in tall mounds on the pan, if possible. My first batch the dough spread out a little on the pan before I put it in the oven, and I felt that also contributed to the flatness. I served these with the Chocolate-Orange Cream (delicious) and sliced strawberries inside, then topped the puff with drizzled chocolate sauce, as in the photo. My guests were wowed at the appearance and taste!